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Re: Bolt Tension

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I believe the Commentary for the ASTM A-325 explains that the minimum bolt
tension is chosen to insure that the bolt *yields* slightly.  Thus, you are
assured that the full capacity of the bolt is gripping the bolted materials.

Lew Midlam, PE

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Nacionales <anacio(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 5:16 AM
Subject: Bolt Tension

>Hello all.
>There is something I do not understand in the
>AISC manual.
>The required minimum bolt tension to fasten
>bolts is much larger than the
>allowable tension load of the bolts.
>Maybe you guys can help.
>Thanks in Advance.
>Alex Nacionales, C.E.